Tactical Pants: 2011

These nine suppliers offer tactical pants that provide comfort and utility for male and female officers.

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5.11 Tactical

Fashioned after the traditional 5.11 Tactical pant, the 5.11 Taclite Pro Pant features a lightweight fabric and a fully gusseted crotch that allows for full range of movement. The lightweight 65 percent polyester and 35 percent non-fading polycotton ripstop fabric is extremely functional and maintains a neat, clean, and professional look. These pants have pockets located for easy access to all of your gear. The TacLite Pro Pant is Teflon treated for soil and stain resistance. It's also available in a contemporary women's fit and comes in seven colors.


Made with an ultralight 5.5-ounce sleek cotton/nylon blend, the woven fabric of BlackHawk's Ultralight Tactical Pants are slightly brushed on the surface with a smooth underside for comfort and water-repellent fabric treatment resists stains. The modern fit is loaded with features, including large pockets, double knee layering, reinforced hems, silicone grip strip in waistband, and gusseted crotch. Available in black, khaki, and navy in even waist sizes for $79.99.


Blauer's 8823 Tactical Trouser is designed with performance in mind. This pant features a moisture-wicking nylon/spandex blend with four-way stretch that will move with you during tactical and training applications. Reinforced knees and stitching ensure these pants will outlast your toughest days. Multiple function pockets hold all your gear and personal items. Blauer's 8823 Tactical Trouser is available in four colors: navy, black, tan, and OD green.[PAGEBREAK]


Elbeco's TekTwill BDU Trousers are designed to withstand the daily demands that come with being a first responder, without limiting movement. Comfortable poly/cotton stretch twill features permanent Nano Fluid Repellency technology and UV 40+ protection to shield the skin and prevent fabric from fading. Seat, knee, and adjustable side reinforcement tabs, as well as double-needle, reinforced seams enhance durability. Two bellowed inverted pleat cargo pockets with drain holes and snagproof button flaps, as well as a 2.25-inch belt loop, add functionality and convenience.

Horace Small

The Horace Small Special Ops Cargo Pant is one of the toughest pants on the market today. With its durable ottoman-weave polyester/cotton fabric it provides strength, a modern technical appearance, and excellent color retention. It is both soil and water repellant and contains a wrinkle-resistant finish. The pant also features many special pockets: two four-way entry cargo pockets, an interior stretch-mesh evidence pocket, and a concealed zippered calf pocket.


Magnum's RD Tactical Utility Pants provide a more athletic fit and feel that enhances speed and agility - hence, rapid deployment. This 5.4-ounce 100-percent cotton ripstop pant for men and women features ColorLock fabric dying for garment color match, GTM 5.56TM low-profile patent-pending mag pockets, and winged crotch gusset with vents and overlock stitching. The pants are available in black, mocha, dark navy, and desert sage.[PAGEBREAK]

Propper International

Propper's Lightweight Tactical Trouser is made of 6.5-ounce 65/35 cotton ripstop treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protector for durability and stain resistance. Features include sturdy snap closure with french fly, heavy-duty double seat and knee, action stretch waistband, and a nine-pocket design with internal knee pad openings. Reinforced front pocket opening prevents ripping and fraying, and a D-ring holds keys or tools. The trouser comes with a free matching belt and is available in black, olive, LAPD navy, khaki, grey, and coyote.


Tru-Spec 24-7 Series tactical pants are inspired by the deep roomy pockets in the duty pants worn by SWAT teams, but these stylish, comfortable pants are perfectly suitable for virtually any purpose. Men's and women's cut are available. Features include two great fabric choices and multiple color choices, distinctively styled flapped cargo pockets, a generous cut for unrestricted movement, comfort fit slider waistband that eliminates bunching and gathering, and exclusive Engineered Dimensional Fit for a nearly perfect fit.


Woolrich Elite Series Tactical introduces the Elite Waterproof Breathable Pant, the companion to the Waterproof Breathable Parka. Designed to withstand the elements, the Elite Waterproof Breathable Pant from Woolrich Elite Tactical Series features an elastic waist with adjustable cinch straps to provide a comfortable, flexible fit. Side seam zippers give the wearer improved ventilation as well as access to inside gear. Zipper pockets are conveniently located just below the waist. Low leg zippers allow for easy on and off, even over boots. The 100-percent nylon ripstop outer shell features a 260t nylon taffeta liner.

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